Henderson County Information: HMS distinctive youngsters's instructor is rookie of the yr – Hendersonville Lightning
HMS distinctive youngsters’s instructor is rookie of the yr
Breeana Clayton, an Distinctive Youngsters’s instructor at Hendersonville Center College, was honored Friday as Henderson County’s Starting Instructor of the 12 months for 2022-2023.
Faculties Superintendent Mark R. Garrett and different district directors stunned Clayton whereas she was instructing Friday morning.
Clayton is a proud product of Henderson County public faculties. A graduate of East Henderson Excessive College, she acquired her Bachelors of Arts in Communication from North Carolina State College.
The North Carolina Prudential “Starting Instructor of the 12 months” award was developed in 2019 by the NC Heart for the Development of Educating, (NCCAT) to honor starting academics and to retain educators who present promise as glorious training leaders in North Carolina public faculties.
Principals from Henderson County’s 23 faculties nominate starting academics and the Curriculum and Instruction workers choose the general district winner, together with enter from different stakeholders with data of the assorted nominees’ work efficiency.
“Ms. Clayton has made a major influence on our college students, college and her colleagues in her first yr,” Hendersonville Center College Principal Joni Allison mentioned. “As an EC instructor, she builds belief with households and advocates for her college students. She is solutions-oriented and at all times works to one of the best curiosity of the scholar.”
Not solely has Clayton adjusted properly to instructing, however she additionally works with two mentor applications, coaches a faculty sport and teaches summer season college. “Ms. Clayton was so impactful as our cheerleading coach in her first yr she had over 50 women check out for 15 spots on our cheerleading groups,” Allison mentioned.
Clayton beamed with pleasure when talking about her cheerleaders.
“Hendersonville Center College actually is one of the best place to be,” Clayton mentioned. “I really like being the cheerleading coach and staying spirited for our Bearcat household. Can’t disguise that Bearcat pleasure!”
The 2 mentorship applications that Clayton is part of have large impacts on college students. The primary program is Turning into Bearcats the place eighth graders mentor a small group of sixth graders all year long. The second program is The Marable Mentorship Program. This program was co-created by Breeana Clayton, Katy Gash, Bertha Collins, Ronnie Pepper, and Terry Younger. “Named after the ninth Avenue College Principal John Marable, it is a mentorship program for younger males of coloration during which we discover the pillars of character, motivation, management, and legacy. These younger males work with our two mentors, Ronnie and Terry, for 8 weeks every semester and culminate with a go to to an HBCU (Traditionally Black School/College) on the finish of the varsity yr” defined Clayton.
Regional finalists will attend a celebration and week of Instructor Management at NCCAT’s Cullowhee campus March 6-10, throughout which era the NCCAT BTOY Choice Committee will overview portfolios and interview the 27 finalists. The NCCAT Starting Instructor of the 12 months winner will likely be introduced at a celebration on March 9, 2023. The NCCAT Starting Instructor of the 12 months receives a $5,000 money prize, participation in a GoGlobal NC journey, and tutorial provide funds for the instructor’s college. The runner-up receives a $2,000 money prize and all finalists obtain journey bills to take part in NCCAT skilled growth and management growth.